Making Predictions…

Hi There Stampers,Happy Sunday! Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend. I had a very busy (and fun!) weekend. Saturday was my annual Catalog Launch & BOGO sale. Always a fun time… this card was one of the two free make and takes I offered for the catalog launch. I used the “Best Birds” stamp set for this card. I’m actually going to predict that this will be a really popular set this catalog cycle… at least it will be for me. It was one of the first bundles to draw my attention (well, right after I got over screaming about the new “By the Shore” suite!). This card is rather simple because I knew the ladies would be busy shopping yesterday so I wanted to provide some super simple make and takes. This is a Crumb Cake base and I only used the Best Birds stamp set. So you can see it’s got some great layering elements and beautiful greetings (and I love the font!). I used the fabulous new Sweet Sugar Plum as the color pop, as well as Early Espresso for the bird. I’m trying to narrow down all my favorite stamp sets to four for a fun

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My 5 Steps for viewing the new Stampin’ Up catalog

Hey there friends! Happy June. I’m so excited for this month. Summer is my favorite and we’re finally seeing some warmer summer-like (or maybe even spring-like!) temperatures here on Cape Cod. It had been cold and breezy (and rainy!) for weeks before I left on my trip to France, Italy & Spain for the Stampin’ Up incentive trip last week (more on that later). So while it has been a little cloudy the past couple of days, the warmth is a welcomed addition. Anyway, in case you haven’t heard – June 1st is also new Catalog Day at By the Shore Stamping. And this year’s Stampin’ Up catalog is gorgeous. Did you get one? If not, (and you don’t already have a demonstrator), I’d be happy to send you one. I just charge $5 (unless you have purchased from me in the last year) and you’ll receive a $5 coupon to use on your first order (so it’s really essentially free!). Just email me at jen pitta at comcast dot net and let me know you’d like one. I love to pour over my new annual catalog for weeks (sometimes months!) after it comes out. There’s always so much to

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